Fostering Better Communication

By providing a platform for the sharing of information, resources, communication and experiences of those living their final days fully, the vision of Life Matters Media is to create a community for ones facing the end of life and for those that care for them. Ultimately, we seek to foster a greater understanding of the capacity that end of life decisions have to nurture the human spirit.


Personal narratives of challenges, decisions and triumphs.

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Clear, concise analysis of research impacting you and your family.

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Columnists provide multi-disciplinary expertise to help you plan ahead.

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One-stop, comprehensive aggregate of end of life issues in the media.

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President’s Report

July 2014

Dear Friends,

We invite you to a special evening next Friday with a friend of our organization, Jen Bosworth, as she takes the stage to perform her one woman show "Why Not Me... Love, Cancer and Jack White."


Jen is generously donating a portion of the evening's proceeds to Life Matters Media, so this performance is an ideal way to support our work and enjoy what is both humorous and poignant entertainment! Her production details her experience caring for her mother in the last months of life; both laughter and tears are guaranteed (

We were pleased to feature Jen in our 2013 fundraiser, "Stories that Matter," and she was the hit of the evening. I also appeared alongside Jen during a Chicago Public Radio segment; you can listen and hear a snippet of her show here:

We hope to see you next Friday. In the meantime, stop by our website! Here's what's been happening online lately:

“Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant”: The Role Of Graphic Memoir In Medical Decision-Making (

Nursing: A Vital Role In End Of Life Care (

CareTree: A New Website Helps Families Coordinate Care (

Thanks, as always, for your support.


Randi Belisomo
President and Co-Founder

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Life Matters Media’s Mission

Life Matters Media aims to be the premiere provider of information, resources and support for all involved in end of life decision-making. Through fostering better communication, we will empower the ill, aged, caregivers, surrogates and medical providers to navigate this life phase with confidence and dignity.

Life Matters Media’s Values

  • All individuals should have the ability to participate in decisions that affect their destinies.
  • Multiple and varied voices create a richer and more productive marketplace for the exchange of information.
  • A broad range of choices surrounding end of life issues exists. These choices should be considered carefully.
  • Neutral platforms are best to explore this journey and bring end of life issues to the forefront in a reflective forum.

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Life Matters Media is a 501(c)(3) organization. We are grateful for your support in our mission.



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Co-Founder Randi Belisomo visited the Steve Cochran Show and spoke about caring for aging loved ones. 

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Randi Belisomo spoke about the importance of plannng for the end of life with Sheila Liaugminas, host of A Closer Look. 

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Randi Belisomo and Loyola Bioethics Institute's Mark Kuczewski Discuss Study Findings Regarding Medical Students' Concerns about Becoming Desensitized to Dying Patients

"End of Life Care in a Changing Health Care Environment: The Impact of the Affordable Care Act and Accountable Care Organizations" was presented to a live audience gathered at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management on November 13th.

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